Universal Newsreels : Allies Fight Fierce Nazi Counter-Blow (12/20/1944)

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  • This Universal newsreel focuses on four topics, as follows. Reel 1, Events within Germany leading to the present "power drive" in the West is shown in captured German newsreels. Theaters are shut down, women are drafted for war work, trolleys tow trucks to save gasoline, robot bombs are launched, and, at the front, the Nazi military carries on despite the appearance of American air fleets. Allied cameras show Yank heavy artillery in action; Nazi prisoners are collared, near St. Nazaire, France; and an exchange of Allied and Nazi prisoners is effected through the American Red Cross. Reel 2, U.S. Army Air Base, Dover, Del.: A P-47 and a P-38 dive at 300 m.p.h. and discharge wing rockets at 600 m.p.h. into a Sherman tank, causing heavy damage. Reel 3, The U.S. Maritime Service needs officers and men from 17 to 50! Training scenes, loading scenes, and convoy scenes give an idea of the scope of the Maritime Service. Reel 4, Children from foreign diplomats' families in Washington, D.C.


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  • Universal Newsreels: Allies Fight Fierce Nazi Counter-Blow (12/20/1944) (7:00)
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